At the Karaka Premier Sale there was one colt that David Ellis missed out on that really ‘stuck in his craw’ which is unusual for him. He was Lot 158 a High Chaparral colt out of a Hussonet mare Faltonia. David was the under-bidder on this colt and due to unforeseen circumstances, he became available again. Shares in him sold in under 12 hours.
Not to miss him this time, David secured him and sharaes we sold in under 12 hours. In his sale catalogue David noted … “Derby/Cups’ colt, a belter of a type, good athletic colt with real class”.
This is not the type of colt who would win a Karaka Million 2YO race but he sure is the type who could win the Karaka Mile as a 3YO. Of course that race will be worth $1 million when he is three – and as you know, the Group 1 NZ Derby (which we won this month with Gingernuts) is also worth $1 million and the Sydney Derby is worth $2 million.
This colt’s grandmother won the Group 1 Doomben Cup as one of her five career wins with A$773,530 in stakes – she also won the Group 2 SAJC Queen of the South Stakes and the Group 3 BTC Doomben Roses and the Listed MRC JRA WJ Adams Stakes. She was second in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks and third in the Group 2 MVRC Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes. He possesses a very rich pedigree and we are really excited to have him joining Te Akau.